That’s Entertainment 2018 in Review

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DuHadway Dance Dimensions Recital 2018 was a success!  This year’s theme, That’s Entertainment, featured performances to musicals, movies and TV shows.  Miss Jillian, Mr. Rob and DDD Staff put on FIVE spectacular shows at the new venue located at Mt. Pleasant High School. Preparing for Recital That’s Entertainment T-shirts Preparing the Venue At the Show Performance Time Senior Recognition Hannah …

Interview with Miss Jillian

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adjudication [uh–joo-di-keyt] verb (used with object), adjudicated, adjudicating. 1. To pronounce or decree by judicial sentence. 2. To settle or determine (an issue or dispute) judicially. verb (used without object), adjudicated, adjudicating. 3. To sit in judgment (usually followed by upon). Adjudication is such a scary word!  So much authority and power in this one word, which creates a quiet tension as dancers wait to hear …

NYCDA 2018 Recap

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Attending NYCDA in Lansing, Michigan was a great way to begin the 2018 competition season. This weekend experience provided DDD dancers an opportunity to learn about themselves as individual dancers and what they were physically and emotionally capable of achieving all while working with their teammates in a high level training environment. Many wonderful things happened at NYCDA this past …

DDD Attends NYCDA Convention in Lansing

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NYCDA leads the industry in offering professional weekend conventions – exciting workshop classes from distinguished faculty, thrilling competition and a professional audition experience – all in a supportive, positive, and fun environment! NYCDA will be at the Lansing Center the weekend of January 5-7, 2018. DDD dancers are required to attend ALL classes throughout the weekend. DDD dancers who are …

Ballroom Dancing at DDD

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DDD offered a special Christmas class Tuesday, December 12 with dance instructor and professional ballroom dancer Mr. Damien Sanderson. Elite team dancers and Nutcracker dancers ages 13 and up had the opportunity to take a Ballroom class in Salsa and Cha Cha styles from 6:00-7:30 p.m. This class introduced dancers to the basics of both styles and provided an opportunity …

Competition Makeup Session at DDD

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Today’s Mary Kay Makeup Class was a success as dance mom and professional beauty consultant Samantha Allen provided an Elite tutorial session. The items listed below are the basics of what you need for performances/competitions. The items with a * are required shades through Mary Kay that you would need to order. If you would like to purchase all of …

Nutcracker 2017

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Nutcracker season is here!  The dancers are excited and practice has begun to prepare for the multiple shows DDD performs throughout the area. Why We Dance “The Nutcracker” “The Nutcracker” ballet has been a holiday tradition for more than 125 years. Numerous ballet companies around the world stage the famous ballet every December. Both children and adults enjoy the magical …

The Big Apple Tap Festival Highlights 2017

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Miss Jillian and Mr. Charlie DuHadway traveled to New York City to perform at the Big Apple Tap Festival the weekend of November 10-12, 2017. “We experienced so much style, history and genuine love for the art of tap dance.  It was very inspirational and full of good friends and tremendous spirit!  Performing on stage with my son (Charlie) was …

A Sunday Afternoon of Master Tap Classes

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Mr. Charlie took Elite dancers Katy Arnold, Emma Buschle, Mackenzie Houghton, Taylor Murphy and Chloe McKinley for an afternoon of master tap classes at Center Stage Dance Company in Northville.  The Detroit Tap Repertory hosted master teachers Aubrey Cheek and Vikas Arun Sunday. Aubrey Cheek is a dancer, teacher, and choreographer based in New York City.  She was one of …

Modern Class Opportunity

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A modern class was taught by DDD alum and Grand Valley State University dancers Maddy DuHadway and O’Malley Ferguson. This class was offered at Spotlight Dance Academy in Grand Haven.  DDD Elite dancers Reagan Avery, Ashlyn Wentworth, Gwen Breidinger and Ella Bielicki enjoyed learning something new from their DDD alumni dancers.